|The Gentle Arts book|
|History of tatting in Australia in "The Gentle Arts"|
While on holidays, my mother taught me to needle tat and that seemed quite easy, so back to working with the shuttle with even more determination. Fortunately my aunt visited and brought with her a giant tatting shuttle and some cord. I tried that and this was the turning point – yes, a successful tatted chain and with some little picots!
|Samples of my learner tatting ... top right hand samples of needle tatting, and others are tatted with a shuttle.|
Tatting is not only one of the gentle arts, but it is also one of those useful domestic arts that can be done while watching TV. So thanks to the return of Master Chef in the evenings for an hour or so, I have continued to practise my tatting and make some temari which I think is another gentle art.
and a special mention ... Happy birthday to a special nine year old.